The second stage of European Tour Q-School is a tense, nervy occasion when a field of top class professionals from all over the world assemble for the chance to make it to the final stage which guarantees at least Challenge Tour golf the following season. Second stage is played over four courses with approx. 25% of the starting line-up progressing.
Harry Casey was already assured of playing on the Challenge Tour in 2016 by virtue of his 4th place finish on the Alps Tour Order of Merit. Jamie Elson on the other hand needed to qualify to ensure a similar fate. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be despite some excellent playing from both players.
Jamie opened up with rounds of 69 and 71 while Harry carded a pair of 73’s. Elson played super golf on day three carding 67 (-4) to occupy one of the qualifying spots. Sadly a final round of 73 (+2) meant that Jamie was to miss out by just two shots. After a poor start, Harry bounced back well with rounds of 68 and 69 – a credible performance in his visit to Q-School.
Better luck next time lads… Onwards and upwards…